Updated 01 October 2015

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South Africans warned of severe flu strains

South Africans are being urged to get vaccinated after the Northern Hemisphere experienced one of its worst flu outbreaks that left nearly 30 children dead in the US.

Why it’s a bad year for flu in South Africa

Flu can put even the healthiest individual out of action for up to two weeks, and may result in dangerous complications in some people.

Is it flu or malaria?

With flu still rife in South Africa, anyone with flu-like symptoms after returning from a high risk malaria area must seek medical attention urgently, a medical specialist tells Health24.

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